Holiday Road Fillies Sweep Golds

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Published: June 5, 2018 12:21 am EDT

Daughters of Holiday Road did their daddy proud Monday evening as Alexus Eh and Sorceress Seelster hauled home the hardware in their respective OSS Gold Series divisions at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

Alexus Eh captured her $94,800 division, winning as she pleased in 1:57.4 for Team Byron. Steve Byron got away fourth with the three-year-old daughter of Holiday Road-Pine Tar while Miss Loo Loo Belle shot to the lead and served up the opening quarter in :28.1.

Alexus Eh tipped off the rail in the backstretch and worked her way to the front while racing parked past the mid-way point in :57.4. She trotted to the three-quarter pole in 1:27.4 before cruising home in a :30-second clip to win by a length over Miss Loo Loo Belle in 1:57.4. Smoke And Mirrors was third.

Sent off as the 6-5 favourite, Alexus Eh improved her 2018 record to 4-1-0 from seven tries for trainer/co-owner Dave Byron and partners Craig Wallwin, James Cantelon and David Cantelon. The lion’s share of the loot lifted the filly’s bankroll to $75,250.

Sorceress Seelster was locked in tight in her latest outing, but she had nothing but open road in front of her on Monday night for Team Wray.

The daughter of Holiday Road-Self Desire got away third before brushing to the lead in the backstretch for driver Scott Wray. After watching Dalliance Seelster put up the first quarter in :27.3, Sorceress Seelster slid through middle panels of :56.4 and 1:26.1 before scooting home in a :30-second clip to win by four lengths in a career-best clocking of 1:56.1. Illusioneesta came on strong to finish second, while even-money favourite Kadabra Queen was third.

Trainer Jack Wray co-owns the trotting lass with Thomas Wray of Schomberg, Ont. The partners watched the sophomore improve her career record to 2-2-1 from nine trips to the track. She boosted her overall cash stash over $150,000 in the process.

It was a productive Monday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park for the trainer/driver duo of Carmen Auciello and Jonathan Drury. They joined forces to win three races on the 10-race card.

They took the opener with Great Tune (1:53.3) and returned to victory lane in Race 3 with Reiki (1:52.4). They completed the triple when Avalanche Hanover (1:51.4) rolled to an impressive victory in Race 7.

Since making the full-time move to Woodbine Mohawk Park trainer Auciello has led all conditioners with 26 trips to the winner’s circle. Drury has racked up 29 wins, which ranks him third behind teamsters Doug McNair (37) and Sylvain Filion (31).

To view results for Monday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Monday Results – Woodbine Mohawk Park.

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